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Textbook Problem

The pharyngotympanic (auditory) tubes are found in the

A. nasopharynx.

B. oropharynx.

C. laryngopharynx.

D. oral cavity.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The respiratory system is one of the vital biological systems segregated into the upper and lower respiratory system. In the lower respiratory system, the air moves through the larynx, pharynx, trachea, and then moves into the lungs.

Explanation

Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (a) is nasopharynx. Nasopharynx is found between the posterior segment of the nasal cavity and the superior region of the soft palate. This is linked along with the pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium. The opening of the pharyngotympanic tubes, also called Eustachian tubes, are found on the lateral segment of the nasopharynx. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

Explanation for the incorrect answer:

Option (b) is oropharynx...

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